Order: Piciformes | Family: Ramphastidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Andes of Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Vilcabamba, Cusco
Status: The Emerald Toucanet is generally rare to uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes where it ranges at elevations between 1200 – 2500 m (Cyanolaemus). Southern populations (atrogularis and dimidiatus) range at elevations between 350 – 1650 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Tucancillo Esmeralda.
Sub-species: Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus cyanolaemus), Gould 1866. E Andean slope of S Ecuador to N Peru (La Libertad, Amazonas).
(A. p. atrogularis), J. H. C. F. Sturm and J. W. Sturm 1841. E Andean slope from N Peru to C Bolivia (W Santa Cruz).
(A. p. dimidiatus), Ridgway 1886. Hills and lowlands from E Peru to W Brazil (Acre) and N Bolivia (Pando).
Meaning of Name: Aulacorhynchus: Gr. Aulax=scratch, groove and rhunkhos=tip. prasinus: L. leek-green.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.